National Nurses Week

06 May

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –


Very important week this week – there are lots of different ways to acknowledge this wonderful professional.  Here are some important dates for you to remember:

  • May 6th thru May 12th is National Nurse’s Week.
  • May 6th is National Nurses Day
  • May 7th is National School Nurses Day
  • May 8th is National Student Nurses Day
  • May 12th is International Nurses Day

This entire week provides recognition to nurses for their contribution and commitment to quality health care.  We should all be aware of the importance of nurses in all stages of our lives from infant to elderly.  They comfort us, support us, encourage us and help us in our times of need.

Did you know? The roots of International Nurse’s Day goes back to 1953.  Dorothy Sutherland who was over the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a Nurse Day in October of the following year.  The proclamation was not officially made.  But, this week was created and gained national recognition.

Also did you know?  International Nurse’s Day is celebrated on May 12th because that is the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

So here’s a HUGE thank you to all of the wonderful nurse’s out there who take care of all of our loved ones and give that extra love.



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12 responses to “National Nurses Week

  1. Tails Around the Ranch

    05/06/2017 at 12:33 pm

    My daughter in law is a nurse so I try to make a point of letting her know how much she is appreciated. Maybe not the administration of the hospital, but patients and their families love, respect and honor nurses.

    • Piglove

      05/08/2017 at 12:39 pm

      YES THEY DO! Daddy is here today due to some wonderful nurses who took care of him when he was in the hospital several years ago. Of course the doctors worked magic but the nurses do all of the work it seems with the patients. They are awesome indeed! Please tell your daughter in law we appreciate her! ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  2. David

    05/06/2017 at 12:36 pm

    National Nurse Day: we have one in the family.

    BTW, do not forget tonight is debut night for a new season of The Dead Files. No watching by “On Demand”. You need to scared before going to sleep, making sure the night light is on. 🙂

    • Piglove

      05/08/2017 at 12:41 pm

      OMP! I missed it. Stomps hooves. NNNOOO!! We have been wondering as well when they were coming back on television. Thank you my friend for letting me know. I hate it but I’m going to have to watch On Demand 😦 Have you seen a show called Mountain Monsters? Shaking my head. I’m stuck on that show too. I need an intervention. Help. XOXO – Bacon

      • David

        05/08/2017 at 12:55 pm

        You’ll enjoy the Dead Files season premiere – plenty of scares there. Make sure you darken the house when you watch. 🙂

        I have seen Mountain Monsters in bits and pieces when we get the channel on a free preview.

      • Piglove

        05/08/2017 at 2:39 pm

        MM is kind of going over the edge this season, I think. It needs to go back to its roots of monsters instead of hunting for Bigfoot and all.
        Dead Files – I can’t wait. The room will be darkened. Everyone will be asleep for me and I will be watching. Of course, I may have the blanket over my head at times but I will be watching! Thanks so much my friend for letting me know about DF. I love that show! XOXO – Bacon

      • Piglove

        05/10/2017 at 9:58 am

        OMP! We saw Dead Files. This one has to be the best show in some time. We all watched together and said the same thing – WOWZER! XOXO – Bacon

      • David

        05/10/2017 at 11:46 am

        Hope you were able to see through the covers, lol. 🙂

      • Piglove

        05/10/2017 at 12:50 pm

        It was hard but I really tried. Mom/dad insisted on watching in the dark. Gulps. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Marty the Manx

    05/06/2017 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you Bacon 🙂 I am proud of what I have done for the last 31 years 🙂

    • Piglove

      05/08/2017 at 12:42 pm

      Thank YOU for all that you do my sweet friend. Nurses are the backbone to the medical society. We appreciate everything that you do! ❤ XOXO – Bacon

      • Marty the Manx

        05/11/2017 at 10:46 pm

        Thanks 🙂


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